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I'm posting this mostly so I don't need to repeat it a bunch of times to various friends.

Late Friday night I developed severe pain over my right kidney, so bad it made me unable to stand and was vomiting constantly. After a little while it got worse not better and I puked any painkiller meds I tried to take. NHS Direct eventually sent me to A&E at the nearest hospital and I was admitted with a suspected kidney stone and severe dehydration. After some IV fluids and IV paracetamol I was taken to the emergency surgical trauma unit for x-rays, more blood tests and urine tests. All of which came up negative, I don't even have a kidney infection but the pain was still making me vomit every 3 minutes or so. Cue IV antibiotics, more fluids, 3 different anti-nausea meds and some morphine for the pain and I finally managed to get a tiny amount of sleep at 7 am Saturday when they sent me to a proper bed in the surgical ward. After my 4th lot of fluids and paracetamol I finally stopped being sick and was able to hold down sips of water and could take antibiotics and paracetamol tablets rather than just through a drip although I was still on constant fluids.

The short side of this is the doctor's still don't know what is the matter with me, I got a telling off for letting myself get this run down/exhausted and was only let out of hospital on Sunday on the promise I would eat and drink properly and take the huge bag of meds I was given.

Never before have I puked for 2 days straight and gained 3lbs just from the sheer volume of fluids I was given.

I need to go for an ultrasound to try to find out what caused it as they still don't know, I'm still in moderate pain and very very wobbly on my feet, even going to the loo is wiping me out (which I am having to do all too frequently thanks to all the sodding drinking I am doing). I also pulled all the muscles in my stomach and ribs from being sick so often (my record was over 20 times in one hour - go me), so coughing is a bitch.

I'm off work and still have a ton of stuff to do for uni and don't see that happening for a little while - I just can't think properly as my head is too fuzzy. I can't even look at Maelstrom downtime properly to work out what's what - yes it's that bad :)

I'm not looking for tea and sympathy, I know I have been a bit dumb and pushed myself a bit too hard lately and this is possibly my body's way of kicking my arse for me. I don't have any say in whether or not I rest at the moment, not when the stairs in the house are a bit too much of a task.

Here's hoping that normal service will be resumed very soon. It had better be - I get bored easily. :(

Love and hugs to everyone that needs them, especially Chris xxxx

PS The doctors weren't being mean - I can't have anything that contains aspirin or codeine as it just makes me constantly sick until I pass out, my body, it's just so co-operative!

Date: 2010-08-31 05:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Crikey. Do take care of yourself and get the rest your body is insisting upon!

Date: 2010-08-31 05:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I know you said you weren't looking for them, but *Massive Hugs* hon :(
That does not sound fun in the slightest. You take care of yourself, k?

Date: 2010-08-31 05:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yikes! That is in no way fun. Gentle hugs dude, get well soon. :(

Date: 2010-08-31 06:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh honey.

You know, you are a very important, special person and are very much loved. You are very much worth looking after, please, please let me know how I can support you in doing so?

Please take care of you honey.

Date: 2010-08-31 06:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
No amount of pushing yourself too hard would result in this sort of thing so don't be harsh on yourself.
Poor you, that sounds horrific and very scary. Many hugs. Let me know if i can do anything to help.

Date: 2010-08-31 08:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Have tea and sympathy and many, many hugs! I really hope they figure out what's causing it, hon; as one who has suffered at the mercy of her kidneys I have a small idea of your pain.

I will bring cake to Manchester if necessary!!

Date: 2010-08-31 08:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hope you feel better soon

Date: 2010-08-31 08:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
yikes! many hugs from us over here xxx

Date: 2010-08-31 09:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
My god! Look after yourself, dear fairy catmother. You are very precious to us all and we love you.

And of course, if there is any thing we can do for you or Chris, please let us know xxxxxxx

Date: 2010-08-31 10:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hope you get well soon *hugs*

Date: 2010-08-31 10:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
*hugs* and good thoughts Wends, this sucks :(

Date: 2010-08-31 10:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Jeez - I hope you're feeling better soon, Wends!

Date: 2010-08-31 11:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Arse, that`s not good at all. I can only suggest you do as I say, and not as I do, and listen to the doctor`s advice.
Get well soon.

Date: 2010-09-01 12:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Eeps! Sorry to hear that your biology is being evil at you, hope it resolves itself amicably soon.

Date: 2010-09-01 10:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
hope they sort it out & you feel better soon

Date: 2010-09-01 02:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
heavenses, not good at all!
hopefully the docs will figure out what's wrong, there's nothing worse than being in limbo not having a diagnosis.
you can have some sympathy & virtual tea anyway

Date: 2010-09-02 12:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Big hugs hon. Hope for a swift resolution!

Date: 2010-09-04 04:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Meant to comment before. More *hugs* and hope you get well soon.


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